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If you are applying for jobs and are currently in grad school, when they ask for your GPA is it okay to put your current grad school GPA instead of your undergrad degree GPA?

I'm considering going for an MSF in the evenings starting in spring but would like to apply to FT positions while doing so and wanted to know if this was okay to do in the future. My ugrad GPA was in engineering and Econ and was 3.02 at a non-target and I know I can do much better in grad school.

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  • yeahright's picture

    I would think so, its not like you are lying. If you have a current GPA in your most recent schooling, I would think you would put that.

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  • pplstuff's picture

    Yes, it's okay. And yes, everyone gets a higher GPA in grad school...

    Just know, if an employer cares about GPA: A) they're aware that grad school GPAs are inflated B) your grad school GPA won't mean much until after you've had ~6 classes (e.g. two semesters worth).

    You might be able to get around the ~6 classes thing by putting "Expected GPA upon graduation: #.##" or something like that. That's kind of cheesy though.

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  • In reply to pplstuff
    Husky32's picture

    pplstuff wrote:
    Yes, it's okay. And yes, everyone gets a higher GPA in grad school...

    Just know, if an employer cares about GPA: A) they're aware that grad school GPAs are inflated B) your grad school GPA won't mean much until after you've had ~6 classes (e.g. two semesters worth).

    You might be able to get around the ~6 classes thing by putting "Expected GPA upon graduation: #.##" or something like that. That's kind of cheesy though.

    Is grad school really easier than an econ/finance undergrad degree? I thought that grades were inflated just because as you are older and have put more of a monetary investment into the degree, that one would naturally just try harder in grad school vs. undergrad.

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